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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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Scrovegni Chapel is STUNNING

We feel this Chapel ranks right up there with the Sistine!!!! Plus the work was done hundreds of years earlier...1303-05!!!!!! Giotto was the first to show people looking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We feel this Chapel ranks right up there with the Sistine!!!! Plus the work was done hundreds of years earlier...1303-05!!!!!! Giotto was the first to show people looking and reacting with real emotions. He also used shading to give people/clothing, etc depth!!!! Being able to view these panels for only fifteen minutes was a shame as we wanted to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

wonderful chapel. the frescoes are mind boggling. what a shame you only get 15 minutes with them. i bought a book with prints of each one, so i could study them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went here the other day as a family of 6. We did not know that we needed to have tickets to see the chapel. We bought the tickets for the 4:15 time. There is a very large museum to go through before going to the chapel. We had an hour before our time and we weren't sure if that... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The Capella degli Scrovegni houses the astonishing Giotto frescoes. Considered the Italian master, the works are an artistic treasure, a priceless and fragile collection that requires people to sit watching a film about the works in a decontamination room( no ill effects!) for 15 minutes before entering. Visitors are only allowed in for 15 minutes which further adds to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Giotto (1266-1337) is well known to the tourist who visits Florence. However in his maturity he was commissioned by the Scrovegni family to decorate the chapel they were building in their palace in Padua. This is a masterpiece as is obvious to the visitor. The 700 year old frescoes are in mainly good condition and they are not stylized as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Well organized and carefully planned visits that pay careful attention to the conservation of the paintings/frescoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Impressive visit in this chapel. Arrive early as it can get pretty busy. Nice video introducing Scrovegni's work and life. You can't stay more than 15 minutes in the chapel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited here on a day trip. Preservation wise this place is great. The paintings are in wonderful condition probably helped by all the state of the art temperature control etc. The stories the paintings tell are amazing. In particular the depictions of hell are food for thought. Prices reasonable and you are given an alloyed time to go into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The best part of our job trip and exchange with the university of Padua was the visit to Cappella di Scrovegni. A must see if nearby Padua!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A visit to Padua could not be complete without a trip to this EXCEPTIONAL chapel .The Gioto wall paintings are probably the best remaining complete set of Giotos work left and you can hardly believe they have been there for so long!, IF? you want to visit this it is well worth booking an appointment and tickets either on the... More 

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